The Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics (ICoD) forms part of a network of specialised centres operating under the aegis of the EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement of the Council of Europe. EUR-OPA is a platform for cooperation between European and Southern Mediterranean countries in the field of major natural and technological disasters.
ICoD was established in 1988 at the Foundation for International Studies, and since becoming part of the Institute of Earth Systems in 2008, has actively participated in the Institute’s programme of capacity building and research activities. The Centre’s focus is on training and research on the marine and coastal environment, with a particular interest in coastal hazards and in the interactive processes which occur within the coastal zone and insular areas.
The activities carried out by ICoD have the following main objectives: